Understanding Cell Behavior and Environmental Influences in Pancreatic Diseases

Meeting Type External
Start Date 6/16/2019
End Date 6/21/2019
Location Newry, ME
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Purpose The distinctive concept of this Gordon Research Conference (GRC) is to bring
together basic and physician scientists at the forefront of research in all
aspects of pancreatic diseases, including diabetes, pancreatic cancer and
pancreatitis. Given the close developmental and physiological relatedness of
pancreatic exocrine and endocrine cells and the significant epidemiological
association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes, this GRC will serve as a
forum for scientific exchange across fields and disciplines. The conference is
unique in that it is the only conference that aims to link the understanding of
the biology of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas to applications for human
diseases. Specific topics to be explored at this GRC include cell-cell signaling
networks and microenvironmental influences on cell behavior, the impact of
systemic factors on the pancreatic microenvironment, the role of immune cells in
pancreatic diseases, cell plasticity and regeneration, as well as genetic causes
of pancreatic cancer and diabetes.
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